Vennture Street Based Link Worker

Hours: Full time hours of 37.5 hours or part time options in the range of 25 – 37.5 hours will be considered. Some unsocial hours may be required.

Salary: £20,349 per annum or pro rata

Contract Type: Fixed term contract, initially for 12 months.

Do you want to work in a role where you can support people to rebuild their lives?
Vennture believes that people can and do recover from the issues created by homelessness.

Covid -19 has led to an unprecedented opportunity to reduce the numbers of Herefordshire’s rough sleeping and sofa surfing community and for the first time, each ‘homeless person’ has been identified, located, and through Venntures’ initiatives, is being engaged with and monitored daily through a process of care that puts them in the lead.

Vennture is now looking for Link Workers who can further progress the work and support the housed homeless by building positive relationships and providing a network of care that will play a part in bringing transformation to their lives, whereby they can begin to imagine a more positive future, have a sense of belonging and of dignity and feel safe and secure.

We are looking for highly motivated people with genuine hard-edged compassion and great communication skills who share our vision that transformation is possible.

The role will suit someone who has experience in dealing with rough sleepers with multiple needs and the ability to work with challenging behaviour. You will also have some understanding of the issues faced by homelessness or vulnerably housed and the difficulties they experience.

If you are an inspirational and committed individual with a real desire to support people to rebuild their lives, we want to hear from you

Christian vision, ethos and principles underpin the way Vennture operates, and it is expected that the successful applicant will have empathy with and be able to embrace our Venn values of Faith, Love and Endeavour. They will connect to our sense of purpose and vision and be able to integrate swiftly and successfully into our high-performing and friendly team and enjoy being part of a challenging and ground-breaking initiative.

Further information can be found in the job description or for more details you can e mail robert.thomas@vennture.org.uk. An application form and the job description are available to download from our website http://www.vennture.org.uk/working-for-vennture/ or you can e-mail julia.over@vennture.org.uk to request this or phone the office on 0330 20 20 730.
The closing date for applications for this post is June 26 at 5pm and interviews are scheduled for July 17.

Vennture – formerly Hereford City Mission founded by John Venn in 1856www.vennture.org.uk – enquiries@vennture.org.uk – 0330 20 20 730

The Venn Legacy Centre, 45 Venns Lane, Hereford, HR1 1DTA

registered charity No 1156851 and company limited by guarantee No 8803798